• Address: 1717 S. Chestnut Ave. Fresno, CA 93702, USA

  • Phone Number: 888-368-0426

  • Website: https://www.fresno.edu/

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About Fresno Pacific University

Fresno Pacific University is a private for-profit university and was established in 1944 under the name Pacific Bible Institute at Van Ness Avenue in Fresno. The college was renamed to Fresno Pacific Institute in 1997 and gained the university status acknowledging the increase in its complexity, infrastructure, and educational competence.

The university has a diverse student body and highly qualified faculty members and it aims to introduce each student’s untapped potential to the market’s unlimited opportunities. The college also promises individual attention from the faculty and contact beyond the classroom to facilitate lifelong learning. The university address is 1717 S. Chestnut Ave. Fresno, CA 93702, USA. It also has branches at Bakersfield, Visalia, and Merced in California.

  • Fresno Pacific University acceptance rate is 68%.

  • Over 80% of the faculty hold terminal degrees. The student-faculty ratio at the university is 13:1.

  • There are 3,564 students at the university including 2,528 full-time students and 1,036 part-time enrollments.

  • The total graduation rate at the university is 62%.

  • Fresno Pacific University Accreditation is provided by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).


Fresno Pacific University Online

There are 13 online programs at the university spanning across 5 disciplines.

  • The online classes are conducted through Fresno Pacific University Moodle online learning platform. This service facilitates informative and interactive online learning approach enabling students to exploit the perks to the best of their academic achievements.

  • The online degrees are flexible and self-paced. Thus, the program proves to be compatible with working adults and busy professionals, enabling them to incorporate studies into their schedule.


Fresno Pacific University Schools

The university houses 5 schools that provide online education.

  • School of Business

  • School of Education

  • School of Natural Sciences

  • School of Humanities, Religion, and Social Science

  • Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary


Fresno Pacific University Tuition

The average tuition for Bachelor's and Masters degrees offered by the university is given below.

Degree Type Total Average Tuition Average Tuition Per Credit
Bachelors $55,800 $465
Maters $20,160 $576

Fresno Pacific University Degrees

Some of the online degrees offered by the university include the following.

Bachelor of Arts Master of Arts
Master of Education Bachelor of Science

Fresno Pacific University Programs

Fresno Pacific University majors are Information Systems, Business Management, Health Science, Education, and Theology. The online programs provided by the university include the following.

Bachelor of Arts in Business Management Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems 
Master of Education in Athletic Training Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Studies
Master of Arts in Ministry, Leadership, and Culture Master of Arts in School Library and Information Technology
Master in Kinesiology Master of Arts in Educational Technology

Fresno Pacific University Financial Aid

The university provides various financial support schemes for students who need them. These schemes are implemented through the provision of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study opportunities. The various federal aids can be opted for by the students by filling the FAFSA form with the federal school code/FAFSA code being 001253. The financial aid programs provided by the institution include the following.

  • Federal Aids such as Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, and Pell Grant are provided along with Federal Work-Study option.

  • Cal Grant, California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth, and California Dream Act Application is provided under State Aids.

  • Scholarships and Grants are provided as Institutional Aids. This includes President’s Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, faculty Scholarship, Paragon Scholarship, Church Match Scholarship and grants such as Founder’s  Grant, Transfer Partnership Grant, Fresno Pacific Grant, Residential Success Grant, Graduate Grant and School of Education Graduate Grant.

  • Military Aids provided by the university include the Post 9/11 GI Bill.


Fresno Pacific University Library

  • The university hosts the Hiebert Library which provides as the central resource for teaching and resource finding at the university.

  • The library collections include over 250,000 printed books, over 200,000 electronic books along with more than 200 printed periodicals, multimedia resources, original archive records, theses, and research aids.

  • The electronic reserves at the university are accessible through the university’s Encore search engine.


Fresno Pacific University Reviews and Rankings

  • The university is ranked at number 39 in 'Regional Universities-West' and number 42 in 'Best Value School' by US News.

  • The community is friendly like a big family. The peers are very helpful to each other. Though it is a Christian university, the community is diverse.

  • The faculty is well versed and pioneers in their respective subjects. They are always ready to help any student in need academically or otherwise. The community is very warm and tolerable.

  • The online courses are very well designed and efficient. The timings are flexible and the course is updated regularly.


Fresno Pacific University Campus Life

  • The campus is filled with interesting activities to be engaged in and clubs to join. 

  • Some of the clubs recognized by the university are Accounting Society, Amigos Unidos, Art Club, Asian Flavor, Cheer, Classics Club, Colors of India, DREAMers, FPU Dance Clubs, History, IMAGES, International Club, Missions Club, Pre-Health Association, Sunbird Conservatives, and Pre-Law Coalition among various others.

  • Fresno Pacific University Bookstore- The bookstore provides team apparel, gifts, accessories as well as textbooks and other academic related supplies.

  • Fresno Pacific University Athletics- 'Sunbirds' is the official athletics team of the university. The university promotes various sports activities and provides infrastructural advantages for the same. Some of the sports teams at the university are Basketball, Cross Country, Volleyball, Water Polo, and various track and field activities.

  • The infrastructural provisions for student-athletes and sports enthusiasts at the university consists of FPU Diamond, Special Events Center which is the Fresno Pacific University basketball training and playing facility, Ramirez Field, FPU Track, Harold and Betty Haak Tennis Complex, Woodward Park, Sunnyside Aquatics Center, and the Fitness center.

Fresno Pacific University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit
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For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

Fresno, California

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001253
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What is FAFSA school code?
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Institutional Accreditation

WSCUC
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What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Financial Aid, Veterans Friendly , Military Friendly, Yellow Ribbon Program, eLibrary

Branches

Bakersfield (California), Visalia (California), Merced (California)

Data Source: https://www.fresno.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Fresno Pacific University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 68 %
Student Faculty Ratio 13: 1
Total Population 3,564
Student Population Full Time: 2,528 Part Time: 1,036
Gender Division Male: 28 % Female: 72 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 644 222 422
Total Applicants Admitted - 441 150 291
Applicants Enrolled - 221 84 137
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 213 81 132
Part Time Applicants Enrolled - 8 3 5

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 51 %

The College Monk

Female: 67 %

Total Graduation Rate: 62 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Fresno Pacific University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Fresno Pacific University

School of Business

Majors available

Business Management Literature

School of Education

Majors available

Education Literature

School of Natural Sciences

Majors available

Nursing Exercise Science

School of Humanities, Religion and Social Science

Majors available

Science Theology

Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary

Majors available

Science Education

Fresno Pacific University Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $40
Graduate Application Fee $45

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 171
Number of students submitting ACT scores 95
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 86%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 48%
SAT Math 485 average 440 - 530 range
SAT Critical Reading 493 average 440 - 547 range
SAT Writing 482 average 440 - 525 range
ACT Composite 21 average 19 - 24 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.


Fresno Pacific University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,559 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $1,385 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $1,385 Undergraduate or Graduate. 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study Varies U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2018
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $7,708 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $7,708 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $18,562 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Cal Grant $7,714 Residents of California. Demonstrate the financial need. March 2nd, 2019
California Chaffee Grant for Foster Youth $7,714 Residents of California. Demonstrate the financial need. March 2nd, 2019
California Dream Act Application $7,714 Residents of California. Demonstrate the financial need. March 2nd, 2019

Data Source: https://www.fresno.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
President's Scholarship $15,000 Merit-based. Satisfactory academic Achievement. Varies
Dean's Scholarship $13,000 Merit-based. Satisfactory academic Achievement. Varies
Faculty Scholarship $10,000 Merit-based. Satisfactory academic Achievement. January 1st, 2019
Paragon Scholarship Varies Students receiving the President's Scholarship. Based on academic record, test scores, leadership and community involvement. January 1st, 2019
Church Match Scholarship $500 Students belonging to the Pacific District of Mennonite Brethren Churches or other churches. January 1st, 2019
Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Founder's Grant $6,000 Demonstrate Financial need. Demonstrate academic achievement. Varies
Transfer Partnership Grant $3,000 Transfer Student. 2.4 GPA or less. Varies
Fresno Pacific Grant Varies Students who choose to commute. Demonstrate Financial need. Varies
Residential Success Grant Varies Decide to live on campus. Demonstrate financial need. Varies
Graduate Grant Varies Enrolled in the School of Education. Demonstrate Financial need. Varies
School of Education Graduate Grant Varies Pursuing Graduate Degree within the School of Education Varies

Data Source: https://www.fresno.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $7,866 Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Varies

Data Source: https://www.fresno.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $10,811
$30,001 - $48,000 $16,965
$48,001 - $75,000 $18,337
$75,001 - $110,000 $18,592
Over $110,000 $14,736

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 55% $4,155
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 96% $19,367
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 48% $4,271
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 96% $12,365
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 68% $7,243
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 68% $6,440
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 18,245
Military Aid
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.fresno.edu/students/registrars-office/veterans-services

Data Source: https://www.fresno.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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